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China’s plague-delivery pedigree is solid.

Courtesy of China, the West got the H2N2 virus in 1957 and the H3N2 virus in 1968. Granted, the Chinese viral supply chain was broken with H1N1 flu; it came from Mexico. But, with the bird flu, SARS and SARS-Cov-2, China has fully reestablished its disease-delivery credentials.

Alas, going by the COVID culpability theories advanced by conservatives, the steady stream of “China plagues,” in Trump’s words, has had nothing to do with the noble Chinese people.

Blame the ignoble Chinese Communist Party for all these lethal, little RNA strands unleashed on the world. Some have even taken to calling SARS-CoV-2 “the CCP virus.”

As this Disneyfied neoconservative narrative goes, the Chinese were just hanging, being the freedom-loving, civilized sorts they are; going about the business of making the world a better place, when, lo and behold, their scheming, communistic government sprung the COVID on them—and the world.

Without fail, American pundits and pols, conservatives, in particular, apply to China the same theories of culpability that have undergirded America’s invasions of the illiberal people of the Middle East.

The bifurcation globalists love to effect is of the noble Chinese people up against the ignoble Chinese government.

It’s the Chinese government, not the people. Liberate the Chinese and they’ll show their Jeffersonian propensity for enlightened self-interest, not to mention a palate for cuisine less craven and cruel.

What I wrote in 2006 about Iraqis applies in spades to the Chinese and their responsibility for COVID. I’ve substituted Iraq with China here:

“The government of [China] doesn’t stand apart from the governed; it reflects them.” (Nov. 6, 2006)

Look, the Chinese government is no good, but the people get the government they deserve. If anything, when it comes to COVID, the Chinese state here is likely covering for the people’s despicable habits—habits which caused previous epidemics and have heralded the coronavirus.

As a writer for The Agonist put it:

Rightists were happy making bat-eating jokes and mocking the ‘filthy’ Chinese back when Covid was an Asian problem. But now that it’s become an epochal event, only the grandest of explanations will suffice. Surely Covid was cooked up in a commie mad scientist’s lab, or perhaps in the lair of a genocidal James Bond villain like Ernst Blofeld or Hugo Drax.

But a bunch of common Chinese selling wild animals in a stinking, filthy market slum? A bunch of scummy gluttons who take pride in the fact that they’ll eat anything that moves, and they’ll eat it raw? These people ravaged the world, just by eating animal testicles and anuses? No way, man.

Jane Goodall, a great lady, has warned one and all against the brutal, barbaric manner in which animals, wild and domestic, are being husbanded. This creates the conditions and the opportunities for viruses to jump from animals across the species barrier to humans.

Currently, we’re not only importing into our midst immigrants from monstrous, animal-abusing cultures, who perpetrate atrocities on innocent creatures in America—but we’re conjuring conspiracy to universally spare members of these depraved societies of the blame for COVID:

We’re alibiing the Chinese people.

Accordingly, the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for COVID, rather than the many millions of Chinese, who capture, torture—boil alive—and consume wild animals in ways that beggar belief.

Culture counts. Deeply disturbing though our livestock husbandry may be, we in the West love animals. Without the West, wild life would be decimated. The love westerners have for animals originates, very plainly, in a certain goodness.

The West cares for animals and has codified that care in law—not because animals have human rights, but because of our own humanity.


Or, as a reader of the Economist put it, “Laws protecting animals are perfectly justifiable, not because animals have rights, but because we value their welfare and are repulsed by acts of cruelty against them. Upholding such laws does not require the cascade of nonsense that would ensue from pretending that animals have moral or legal standing.”

Said Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860): “Since compassion for animals is so intimately associated with goodness of character, it may be confidently asserted that whoever is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”

By separating the Chinese and their culinary preferences from the zoonotic diseases these practices cause—conservatives are practicing multiculturalism, as well as alibiing the Chinese for atrocities against animals ongoing.


Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s currently on Gab, YouTube, Twitter & LinkedIn, but has been banned by Facebook.

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  1. Anonymous[978] • Disclaimer says:

    I like the Chinese. Never had a bad experience with them. Have had many good experiences with them. I welcome their triumph over the USA. The USA has caused too many problems to shed tears about their demise. good riddance. I wish the USA could avoid their demise and reform to being a global good, currently it is a global liability. the fall of the USA will create a global sigh of relief.

    • Agree: Realist
  2. d dan says:

    Ron Unz: Is there a way to put a “Troll” flag on this article?

    • Agree: Realist, Mikael_, Blinky Bill
  3. Bill Gates is Chinese?

    • Agree: Tor597
  4. Courtesy of China, the West got the H2N2 virus in 1957 and the H3N2 virus in 1968. Granted, the Chinese viral supply chain was broken with H1N1 flu; it came from Mexico. But, with the bird flu, SARS and SARS-Cov-2, China has fully reestablished its disease-delivery credentials.


    My, my! We are out of touch, aren’t we? I suggest at least hearing the evidence before passing verdicts like that. A good start would be Larry Romanoff’s
    China’s Coronavirus: A Shocking Update. Did The Virus Originate in the US? ▼By Larry Romanoff, March 04, 2020

    Followed by his
    COVID-19 — Further Evidence That the Virus Originated in the US — March 11, 2020

    Followed by Ron Unz’s lengthy investigation,
    31,000 Words Missing from the Atlantic and the New York Times Sunday Magazine
    RON UNZ • SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

    As to

    “The government of [China] doesn’t stand apart from the governed; it reflects them.” (Nov. 6, 2006),

    no. On the contrary, they’re super-tight.

  5. Anon[254] • Disclaimer says:

    More Blatant racist crap on

  6. sonofman says:

    Actually, Covid comes courtesy of the conspiracy certainty that world leaders, for whatever reason, are using their political and pharmaceutical employees, and the main stream and social media to propagandize the myth that an animal virus can transfer to a human being and cause illness.

    With over 18% of the world population, it is easy to understand why the Chinese people have a greater variety of edibles that provide nourishment.

    Regardless of nationality, religion, ethnicity or culture, most people have the common goal of live and let live, and have no desire to subordinate or serve another person.

    There are very few governments of the people, for the people and by the people that accurately reflect the governed, even in practice.

    No people on Earth deserve a government that exercises the deception, arrogance, contempt, negligence and cowardice needed to terrorize, victimize and decimate people and economies.

    Obviously without knowing the true science behind viruses, blaming China for the way sovereign governments react to a seasonal flu hyped as a new and deadly disease, and also questioning the Chinese people and their culture, is absolutely not cool.

    • Disagree: zimriel
    • Replies: @Realist
  7. Upon reading this article, I asked myself whether wet markets were prevalent *all over Asia* or just in China. This would put one of the article’s theses, specifically opposing accusations to the CCP, to the test. There are other assumptions in the article which remain in doubt.

    A quick web search produces this site:,%E2%80%93%20animals%2C%20dead%20or%20alive.

    As we can see, the article passed its first test. It seems wet markets are really an Asian thing, Taiwan and Vietnam being among other Asian countries which are shown (in images) to have wet markets. So, it seems the Western media is a little biased about this. Vietnam is of course the same as China in its form of government (single party), but Taiwan is a capitalist country.

    As for bat eating, it is prevalent in other Asian countries besides China. Take a look at the list:

    As one can see, many countries, with various forms of government, eat bats.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  8. Tor597 says:

    Actually, Communism comes courtesy of the Jewish People.

    Actually, Globalism comes courtesy of the Jewish People.

    Actually, Genocide comes courtesy of the Jewish People.

    We must not enable them.

    What a repugnant hypocrit this Mercer lady is. Imagine how she would howl in pain if you said the above about Jews.

    There is also hypocracy with blaming China for all these diseases when white people spread diseases to the America’s and wiped an entire race off the face of the earth. I doubt Mercer wants to accept blame as a white person.

    Second, there is no proof Covid even came from China. There is a lot of evidence that this virus along with Sars were germ warfare from America.

    Lastly, the whole bat soup narrative has been disproven.

    Why don’t you as a Jew do the world a favor and sort your own house. Try helping the rest of the world stop the Jews from spreading global homo.

    • Agree: GreatSocialist
  9. Rahan says:

    Said Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860): “Since compassion for animals is so intimately associated with goodness of character, it may be confidently asserted that whoever is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”

    OK, let’s go there. Let’s open up the Schopenhauer quote box:

    It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual instinct that could give that stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race the name of the fair sex; for the entire beauty of the sex is based on this instinct. One would be more justified in calling them the unaesthetic sex than the beautiful. Neither for music, nor for poetry, nor for fine art have they any real or true sense and susceptibility, and it is mere mockery on their part, in their desire to please, if they affect any such thing.

    Nothing different can be expected of women if it is borne in mind that the most eminent of the whole sex have never accomplished anything in the fine arts that is really great, genuine, and original, or given to the world any kind of work of permanent value. This is most striking in regard to painting, the technique of which is as much within their reach as within ours; this is why they pursue it so industriously. Still, they have not a single great painting to show, for the simple reason that they lack that objectivity of mind which is precisely what is so directly necessary in painting. They always stick to what is subjective. For this reason, ordinary women have no susceptibility for painting at all: for natura non facet saltum. And Huarte, in his book which has been famous for three hundred years, Examen de ingenios para las scienzias, contends that women do not possess the higher capacities. Individual and partial exceptions do not alter the matter; women are and remain, taken altogether, the most thorough and incurable philistines; and because of the extremely absurd arrangement which allows them to share the position and title of their husbands they are a constant stimulus to his ignoble ambitions. And further, it is because they are philistines that modern society, to which they give the tone and where they have sway, has become corrupted.

    Women are directly adapted to act as the nurses and educators of our early childhood, for the simple reason that they themselves are childish, foolish, and short-sighted—in a word, are big children all their lives, something intermediate between the child and the man, who is a man in the strict sense of the word.

    In our part of the world, where monogamy is in force, to marry means to halve one’s rights and to double one’s duties. When the laws granted woman the same rights as man, they should also have given her a masculine power of reason.

    As lions are furnished with claws and teeth, elephants with tusks, boars with fangs, bulls with horns, and the cuttlefish with its dark, inky fluid, so Nature has provided woman for her protection and defence with the faculty of dissimulation, and all the power which Nature has given to man in the form of bodily strength and reason has been conferred on woman in this form. Hence, dissimulation is innate in woman and almost as characteristic of the very stupid as of the clever. Accordingly, it is as natural for women to dissemble at every opportunity as it is for those animals to turn to their weapons when they are attacked; and they feel in doing so that in a certain measure they are only making use of their rights. Therefore a woman who is perfectly truthful and does not dissemble is perhaps an impossibility. This is why they see through dissimulation in others so easily; therefore it is not advisable to attempt it with them. From the fundamental defect that has been stated, and all that it involves, spring falseness, faithlessness, treachery, ungratefulness, and so on. In a court of justice women are more often found guilty of perjury than men. It is indeed to be generally questioned whether they should be allowed to take an oath at all. From time to time there are repeated cases everywhere of ladies, who want for nothing, secretly pocketing and taking away things from shop counters.

    Man reaches the maturity of his reasoning and mental faculties scarcely before he is eight-and-twenty; woman when she is eighteen; but hers is reason of very narrow limitations. This is why women remain children all their lives, for they always see only what is near at hand, cling to the present, take the appearance of a thing for reality, and prefer trifling matters to the most important. It is by virtue of man’s reasoning powers that he does not live in the present only, like the brute, but observes and ponders over the past and future; and from this spring discretion, care, and that anxiety which we so frequently notice in people. The advantages, as well as the disadvantages, that this entails, make woman, in consequence of her weaker reasoning powers, less of a partaker in them. Moreover, she is intellectually short-sighted, for although her intuitive understanding quickly perceives what is near to her, on the other hand her circle of vision is limited and does not embrace anything that is remote; hence everything that is absent or past, or in the future, affects women in a less degree than men. This is why they have greater inclination for extravagance, which sometimes borders on madness.

    When John Lennon said that woman is the nigger of the world, was he agreeing with Schopenhauer?

  10. Why rewarm a stale subject, other than to help Uncle Sam warmonger against China?

    Hard to believe the same person wrote her January 9 column on the Soleimani hit. Maybe the Chinese could be invited to an animal rights conference, where their representatives could be droned.

    • Replies: @Sean
  11. Realist says:

    Obviously without knowing the true science behind viruses, blaming China for the way sovereign governments react to a seasonal flu hyped as a new and deadly disease, and also questioning the Chinese people and their culture, is absolutely not cool.

    This writer is dazed and confused…not to mention conflicted.

    Her and pops helped screw the Whites in SA…right into the ground.

  12. Sean says:

    1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say. Chinese laborers transported across Canada thought to be source.

    Historian Mark Humphries of Canada’s Memorial University of Newfoundland says that newly unearthed records confirm that one of the side stories of the war—the mobilization of 96,000 Chinese laborers to work behind the British and French lines on World War I’s Western Front—may have been the source of the pandemic

    Ancient Rome?
    SARS-CoV, which is the coronavirus that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pandemic in 2003, is a close relative of SARS-CoV-2. It was also found to have been transmitted from bats to an intermediate host – the masked palm civet – which subsequently infected humans. […] Our follow-up study also found that the genetic sequence of a coronavirus, discovered in lung samples of Malayan pangolins, was highly similar to SARS-CoV-2. The two viruses shared 91% of their genetic sequence.

    There is a particularly strong similarity between the spike proteins of these two viruses. The spike protein, which is on the surface of a coronavirus, is used by the virus to get into an animal cell. The bat coronavirus, which was the ancestor of SARS-CoV-2, has 19 amino acids on the spike protein that are different from SARS-CoV-2; the pangolin coronavirus only has five amino acids that are different from SARS-CoV-2. Meanwhile, several other research groups have found further experimental evidence of pangolins being infected by coronaviruses highly similar to SARS-CoV-2

    Got that? It was a civet in 2002 with SARS-CoV, and now it is a pangolin with SARS-CoV-2,, both animals butchered in disgusting Chinese wet markets leading to epidemics out of China.

    Anteater threatened with extinction – The › worldnews › asia › thailand › A…
    22 Aug 2002 — Surging Chinese demand for the meat and scales of the pangolin, or scaly anteater, as an aid to sexual performance ….

    Torturing sentient mammals as a cure for impotence!

    NYC Biodefense chief Professor Ian Lipkin said. “On December 31st, researchers there [Wuhan] identified it as a coronavirus but said, ‘It’s not highly transmissible’”. On the 24th of January the WHO accepting its China member’s assurances said said “it is very clear right now that we have no sustained human-to-human transmission”. If the Chinese had not came out with such bullcrap none of this would be happening. We can’t trust them anymore–never could–and something is going to have to be done about it. But Biden thinks they are too primitive to be any kind of competition or threat to the West. The Chinese are alien to the Western way of life and any kind of contact with them and their germs, is not going to redound to the West’s ultimate economic advantage. Aslo millions will die. How many more times?

    • Troll: Blinky Bill
  13. The article is spot on (various commenters “defending” the Chinese eating habits are idiots. You heard me right: you are morons, imbeciles & cretins).

    I just don’t get one thing: most of Asia, Latin America, Africa … are eating shit hellholes. No doubt about it. So, how most of these global pandemics have come out of China- and not Africa or some Latin American, or Asian countries?

    Maybe the Chinese are the worst omnishitvores in the world, without competition…

    • Troll: d dan, Blinky Bill
    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  14. Rahan says:

    Just to add, unlike some gentlemen, I’m a great believer in equality, and think women are frequently great.

    The nasty quotes by Arthur were just an emotional response, and an example that cool quotes aren’t really proof of anything.

  15. Sean says:
    @Greta Handel

    Why rewarm a stale subject, other than to help Uncle Sam warmonger against China?

    Yes, China held the Whole west to a stalemate in the Korean war and America came apart trying to fight China’s proxy forces in Vietnam, so it would be best to avoid another defeat through a foredoomed attempt at resisting them doing with us what they will. Lets just wait to find out what they have planned for us, and definitely not ask them to close the Wuhan wet market. Instead we must go crawling to the Chinese and begging their forgiveness for the trouble they have been put to by hundreds of thousands of Westerners dying of a new disease created (like SARS in 2003) by the disgusting habits prevalent in China.

    • Troll: Blinky Bill
  16. Meena says:

    He was the most odious character and he managed to wear the hat of the enlightenment after reading a few disjointed anecdotal snippets on Buddha .

    This racist propagandist troll writing this article wants us think we treat the animals better.

    Lying intentionally should be a criminal violation of human dignity .

  17. @Bardon Kaldian

    I just don’t get one thing: most of Asia, Latin America, Africa … are eating shit hellholes. No doubt about it. So, how most of these global pandemics have come out of China- and not Africa or some Latin American, or Asian countries?

    Apparently the answer to your salient question is hidden in plain view – self-evident, but you just can’t (or don’t want to) see it.

    Here’s a hint – what other nation with over 400 bioweapons labs distributed all over the globe, and particularly in a ring encircling both Russia and China, would be motivated to disrupt China’s economy with a serial string of “unprecedented” viral epidemics over the last two decades? Note specifically, not over the last thousand years, or the last hundred years, but just the last two decades?

    There’s a vast body of ancillary evidence, some of it circumstantial and some of it explicit, that points in the same direction, for anyone who cares to take the trouble to actually look into it.

    As they say, “you can take a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink…”.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  18. I have to say, most articles here on the Unz site, even if IMO are wrong-headed or fallacious in their arguments, can still be assessed with some respect for the author’s perspective and deconstructed dispassionately.

    This particular article, however, I find outright offensive. An insult to the reader’s intelligence, and a cynical effort to entrench anti-China dogma in a nest of disingenuous virtue-signaling which deflects the fundamental issue of just where Corona Chan actually came from to an argument over which part of the Chinese nation deserves to be blamed for it.

    A clumsy ploy to preassign guilt by not even questioning the Western narrative, but instead launching into a contrived discussion over just who in China should be held accountable for the alleged crime.

    Perhaps the author genuinely believes this piece to be an insightful contribution to the contemporary literature. I rather perceive it as a distasteful example of wantonly pernicious propaganda.

    It reminds me a little of the Mossad’s notorious motto – “Through deception we shall wage war”.

    • Agree: Mikael_
  19. Anon[103] • Disclaimer says:



    a chronic neurological disorder which causes afflicted individuals to believe China is a civilized and sophisticated culture, despite an absence of inventions or important contributions to the arts and sciences in over one thousand years.

  20. @Rahan

    Having read your follow-up, I know you are only teasing. But the quote merits some attention.

    I tend to believe that Schopenhauer got some of it right — especially the part of raising kids — but not all of it. He is terribly wrong when it comes to the “fine arts”. Women can be great artists, and poets, etc.

    As for being short-sighted, I wonder. For example, when Angela Merkel welcomed thousands of migrants from Fourth World countries, was that short-sighted or long-sighted?

    • Thanks: Rahan
  21. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:

    What I wrote in 2006 about Iraqis applies in spades to the Chinese and their responsibility for COVID. I’ve substituted Iraq with China here:

    “The government of [China] doesn’t stand apart from the governed; it reflects them.” (Nov. 6, 2006)

    This would also apply to the American people, no?

    The US government’s wars and interventions have resulted in millions of deaths and injuries, and population displacement. That’s just in the past 20 years. If we go further back, there’s obviously much more, with previous wars and Indian genocides, black slavery, etc.

    According to your logic, the American people themselves are responsible for all of this. Presumably then, the mass immigration, population replacement, ‘deaths of despair’, popular immiseration, etc. of Americans are all justifiable recompense.

  22. Culture matters greatly. Animals should be treated with compassion because they are sentient life. People (on average, en mass) get the government they deserve (that reflects their moral-political outlook).

    Those ideas of Ms Mercers’ I accept as true. But I can’t accept the remainder as true, based on what I know and know I do not know.

    Do viruses “jump” from one species to another? How does one “know” this? By reading doctrinaire tax funded virologist opinion? By trusting analysis promoted by “scientists” dependent on state funding and career advancement?

    I am certain there are answers to the issues concerning this “vial pandemic” based on good science. But science is substantially corrupted these days, following on the heels of similar corruption of economic theory, history and philosophy.

    Ms. Mercer is in over her head on this subject. Sorry to say.

  23. Anonymous[184] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brás Cubas

    Upon reading this article, I asked myself whether wet markets were prevalent *all over Asia* or just in China.

    “Wet markets” are prevalent in the West and all over the world. In the West, they’re called “farmers’ markets”, fruit stands, vegetable stands, butcher shops, etc. “Wet market” is a generic term referring to food markets that sell perishable, non packaged food. It’s the opposite of a “dry market” which sells dry, packaged, non-perishable foods like grains and canned foods and household consumer items.

    A typical modern supermarket like Tesco, Carrefour, Safeway, Von’s, etc. combines a “wet” and “dry” market in one building, hence a “super” market.

    Most “wet markets” in China and Asia consist of vegetable and fruit stands and stalls, or vegetable/fruit stalls with fish and ordinary butchered meats such as chicken and pork. Most of them don’t have exotic or wild animals.

    As for bat eating, it is prevalent in other Asian countries besides China. Take a look at the list:

    Bat eating and bat soup are delicacies in SE Asia and places in Micronesia/Polynesia such as Palau. The footage of Chinese eating bat soup that was circulating earlier this year was actually of Chinese tourists in SE Asia and Palau. These countries are allies or have good relations with the US. Palau is a semi-colony of the US. It is in a formal association with the US, with the US providing defense and other government activities for it.

    • Agree: zimriel, GreatSocialist
  24. anon[299] • Disclaimer says:

  25. @Ultrafart the Brave

    So, those nasty imperialists (or their inner circle, whatever….) tried to disrupt China’s economy by engineering Western world almost collapse? And the world’s foremost biowarfare power, Russia, did nothing & failed to notice that US-perhaps- is trying to subvert Chinese economy. Russians did not even suspect that there was a string of, probably, US engineered diseases?

    And China is not the biggest concentration of bat, rat, dog,…. eaters in the world?

    As Freud is supposed to have said: Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

  26. Wade says:
    @Godfree Roberts

    Speaking of Larry Romanoff, does anyone know what’s happened to him? We haven’t had any articles from him in a long time. He had been churning out at least 1 a week.

    • Replies: @Maria
  27. This Ilana is another Palin clone, yes? Looks like Palin but Jewish-Greek background. Dad is a Rabbi and daughter is a Trump-lover?

    Ilana, please. You had some bad experiences with with dem geeks and chinks in the past? Like SoiCowboy Navarro, Trump’s pet-monkey?

    Covid-19 did not come from China. It was America that gave Covid-19 to China, just like America gave HIV/AIDS and H1N1 North American Swine Flu to the world. And also the Spanish Flu, which came from Kansas, where Trump’s pet-pig Pompeo comes from.

    Read your history, man!

  28. Kerry C says:

    Mercer knocked it out of the park with this one, it’s really on the money.

    Some of the China apologists I see popping up here and on social media really have their head in the sand. They should probably pack their bags and head to Beijing.

    • Agree: Sean
  29. Biff says:

    Don’t ya just love it when a non-scientist lays down the verdict of the upmost burning scientific question of ‘who is patient zero‘?

    Well, if she is dumb enough to try, she’s dumb enough to wear the facial egg.

  30. Let us simply stay with facts-
    USA 222,000 dead –needlessly —USA sat –11 weeks stating nonsense “Its’s just like the flu” -“It will go away !” ” A miracle will come!”
    I do not need Pat Robertson or his Christians for nuking the world for Christ’s sake campaigns but can tell you ===USA failed here big time.
    Homeland Security–jumping aound in the airport looking for bombs and grenades on people boarding thrid rate flights but Failing to check those entering from Europe with Covid.
    TS Eliot is needed more than ever today—-Ilanna is likely Mike Pompeo ‘s feminine side.

    • Agree: GreatSocialist
  31. @Bardon Kaldian

    So, those nasty imperialists (or their inner circle, whatever….) tried to disrupt China’s economy by engineering Western world almost collapse?

    True, the premise of your challenge is logically valid. Why in the world would the American Empire torpedo its own economy with a misguided act of biological warfare?

    However, precisely the same consideration flies in the face of China doing the same thing to itself.

    So, there must be more to it than that.

    Mr. Unz himself has taken the time to assess the landscape on this one:

    Moreover, the circumstantial and incriminating evidence is laying there for all to view (if only the mainstream media had sufficient loyalty to the common folk to expose it).

    Take, for example, Event 201, conducted by all the usual elite suspects in late 2019 which game-planned in precise detail the exact scenario, with all its globally lame-brained totalitarian pseudo-scientific policy responses, which has been unleashed upon the world in 2020. They even used the same name for the hypothetical virus which the WHO has now assigned to Corona Chan.

    Not to overlook the fact that Corona Chan has now been confirmed to have been circulating within the USA in early 2019 (if not even earlier).

    Yes, it would appear that “those nasty imperialists (or their inner circle)” do indeed have something planned for us. With creepy characters like Bill Gates coming to prominence, if one was of a religious disposition, one might suspect that this has all been a trial run for the measures needed to impose the “Mark of the Beast” on the global population. Of course, that’s subject to personal interpretation.

    And the world’s foremost biowarfare power, Russia…

    I challenge you to substantiate this assertion. If Russia does still indeed maintain any of its former Soviet biowarfare capability, anything it may possibly have pales beside the literal hundreds of American biolabs sprinkled not only across the continental USA but also right across the globe and especially in “partner” nations surrounding both Russia and China. Moreover, as with so many other warfare technologies, the USA stands out by far as the globe’s most prolific perpetrator of historically verified biological and chemical weapon atrocities (please ask Vietnam and North Korea about their experiences). Note also the American habit of projecting their own criminal propensities onto their intended targets – Saddam Hussein’s non-existent WMD’s come to mind.

    And China is not the biggest concentration of bat, rat, dog,…. eaters in the world?

    And the USA is not the biggest concentration of pharmaceutically poisoned, hormone-fed hog, cow and chicken eaters in the world?

    And France is not the biggest concentration of frog, snail and rabbit eaters in the world?

    And Japan is not the biggest concentration of whale, porpoise and dolphin eaters in the world? (Actually, they don’t eat the whales, they just love killing them).

    In other words, what exactly is your point? Whatever the Chinese people choose to eat, they’ve been doing it for thousands of years, just like everyone else on the planet, and they seem to be doing just fine.

    As Freud is supposed to have said: Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

    And as the pig on Animal Farm was said to have said, “We are all equal, but some of us are more equal than others”.

    Corona Chan has hit its intended target, with exquisitely planned deniability.

    • Agree: GreatSocialist
    • Replies: @Sean
  32. Mikael_ says:

    1957 and 1968?
    How about you look the last 10 years and ask yourself how come all but one outbreaks of new viruses occurred in China. Not all attacking humans though, but “only” their poultry or pig industries.

    The Chinese asked themselves the same question, that’s why they were pretty prepared and pulled out the big guns right away, to fight the Coronavirus after it became known to top levels.
    They treated it like a bio weapon attack, what it most likely was.

    And Ilana Mercer is a bullshitter par excellence in this article of hers.

    • Agree: Realist, GreatSocialist
    • Replies: @Sean
  33. @Rahan

    He’s right. Women are incapable of thinking in the abstract, have little to no interest in history or in knowledge for the sake of knowledge. Hers is a practical mind. As a German novelist once observed, (paraphrased) “For a man, Justice is what is impartial and fair. For a woman, Justice is what is good for her children.”

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Rahan
  34. Svevlad says:

    Unhygienic practices result in unhygienic consequences.

    Now, the question is, what should be done about this. A lot of “rightists” are already calling for wholesale extermination. I wonder what Ilana thinks…

  35. Rahan says:

    As a German novelist once observed, (paraphrased) “For a man, Justice is what is impartial and fair. For a woman, Justice is what is good for her children.”

    I have stumbled more than once on the opinion that this instinct–especially when suppressed yet festering in childless women–that is being repurposed by canny manipulators into female political stances such as accepting infinity third worlders and also into “defending poor defenseless X” (transvestites, gays, Jews, drug dealing thugs) from the “fascist oppressors”…

    In the sense that deep down these are all “my children which I must defend”. And once such an emotional-cognitive connection has been implanted into the relevant minds, these voters turn into automatic supporters, perhaps even as activists, of any agenda that purports to “defend these children” in one way or another.

    Thus the hysterics about “of course we must let everyone in and pay for everything” or “of course it’s not their fault they rape and murder and fail at school” or “of course we should castrate little boys to make the world a better place” are in essence a warped and hijacked signal which originally is the good old “think of the children”. And the screeching acting out in connection to all this is also a warped version of the original “somebody do something” hysterics.

    Initially the idea being sold was “accept us as equals for we can be as rational and disciplined as you”, but once this happened, then a bait and switch was implemented “how dare you expect us to be rational and disciplined, that’s fascism!” Same with certain minorities, after the initial promise to “act white” which led to emancipation.

    Hopefully this can be reversed.

    • Agree: ThreeCranes
    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  36. Sean says:

    How about you look the last 10 years and ask yourself how come all but one outbreaks of new viruses occurred in China. Not all attacking humans though, but “only” their poultry or pig industries.

    Because hybrid viruses from the wild animals Chinese are eating are infecting domesticated animals like pigs and poultry that in China are kept in filthy overcrowded conditions and are thus prey to epidemics? And eventually one of these diseases from wild animals (specifically a virus from the Pangolin that is illegally hunted and trafficked to China because the stupid Chinese think it will turn them into a sexual tyrannosaurus) was so easily transmitted it was able to spread through the human population?

    • Replies: @Mikael_
  37. Sean says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    The SARs outbreak of 2003 was a bat/ civet chimera virus. It was out of China and caused a global panic, but in the event it proved not to spread very easily and was rather easily contained. Everyone expected preventative measures would similarly cope with COVID-19 too. The chimerical virus that causes COVID-19 was also originally from a bat but acquired characteristics from being in a pangolin that made it–unlike SARS– highly transmissible between humans.

    For almost two decades the Chinese ignored Western governments and experts like Ian Lipkin who were begging them to close the wet markets and clamp down on the eating of things like civets and the illegally trafficked pangolins. By persisting since 2003 in their insalubrious habits of mistreating and then eating wild creatures against the pressing advice of Western governments, infectious disease experts, and animal welfare organisations, China is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have benefited from it in relative terms. Getting rid of Trump, who is being blamed for the pandemic, will be an absolute boon to China. So they win across the board.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  38. @Rahan

    Good followup. You took it a step further and enlightened me.

    Your, “Thus the hysterics about ‘of course we must let everyone in and pay for everything’”, reminds me of another quote from a book (again, paraphrased)…..

    “For a man, the box must be emptied before it can be refilled. For a woman, there’s always room for more.”

    I don’t think anything needs or can be reversed. Both men and women simply are who they are.

    • Thanks: Rahan
  39. Mikael_ says:

    Because the MSM told you so?

    I have a different theory to offer: because someone was attacking Chinese food supplies/sources.

    Especially the fact that far-off pig farms got mysteriously infected too. Until it turned out criminals were using drones to “seed” those.

  40. Ilana should go and have 10 children with some white supremacist with a neck beard and strange-looking Neanderthal head and pass her days slaving happily in the kitchen and house, cooking for her massive family and doing household chores.

    This is what happens when non-nordic, semi-white women are childless. They get all excited when they can pour the hate on some other totally innocent race or culture.

    You think the H1N1 North American Swine Flu came from China? Please girl, just look at the CDC website where the timeline clearly states that the first cases ever recorded were in California and Texas. Recorded and CONFIRMED by CDC, long before the mass outbreak in Mexico.

    Then it went to Mexico, where it was recognized by media as an outbreak, but it was already seeding and breaking out all over the US at that time.

    Why did the H1N1 North American Swine Flu originate in the USA?(As confirmed by CDC)

    Well no official explanation is given, but my guess is that too many Americans were having sex with their farm animals. Yes, that’s right. Sex with their farm animals.

    H1N1 was circulating in North American swine herds for maybe a couple of decades, and it was only after the explosion of Satanic Worship in the rural states that the H1N1 pandemic originated.

    Satanic worship usually involves sex with animals, just ask Mike Pompeo, who is clearly a Man-pig hybrid from Kansas, where many historians believe the 1918 “Spanish Flu” originated.

    This Spanish Flu or more accurately, Kansas Flu, was then spread by the US Army throughout the USA and into Europe, making the US military a super-spreading agency responsible for the deaths of 50M+ people worldwide. And even better, the US govt covered it up so that the war effort would not be affected.

    So it was Satanic Worship by Americans, along with excessive Farm Animal Sex and Super-spreading by the US Army that caused 50M deaths for the 1918 Flu pandemic.

    • Replies: @Binyamin
  41. Sean says:

    I have a different theory to offer: because someone was attacking Chinese food supplies/sources. Especially the fact that far-off pig farms got mysteriously infected too.

    Pigs are notorious for suffering from the same diseases as humans, and having pathogens that can cause disease in humans (tapeworms from “measly pork” for example). The Chinese countryside is full of people living much closer to pigs than is common elsewhere in the world, where pigs are considered unclean animals ro be kept at a distance. The Chinese know better, or think they do.

    Civets are wild animals that the Chinese cage and horribly mistreat so they can defecate beans for what is supposed to make the world’s best tasting coffee. The Chinese think eating the body parts of Pangolins will make one more virile. The propositions are equally dubious. This is a billion backward people who still use their own excrement as fertiliser in many rural areas, and are bringing isolated disease pools in wild and domestic animal species into intimate contact with one another and humans too.

    How could the Chinese possibly have known that something like this current pangolin-bat chimerical virus pandemic in humans could happen? There was only the 20003 civet–bat chimerical virus epidemic, and whole world begging them to stop the wet markets with associated wild animal trafficking before they created something even worse? Oh, and the model of HIV which got into humans through the chimp bushmeat trade.

    • Troll: Mikael_, Blinky Bill
    • Replies: @Mikael_
  42. As for the 1918 Flu pandemic, most historians trace the first known cases to Kansas and the US Army camp there. It is speculated that because Kansas is along the migratory path for millions of birds, their avian flu mixes somehow with the swine flu, and when Satan-worshipping Americans have sex with their farm animals, it then jumps across species to become H1N1.

    In fact the CDC has a long article on its website of how researchers from USAMRIID Fort Detrick bravely flew to Alaska to dig up frozen corpses of victims from the 1918 Flu pandemic, and took samples from those corpses, but those samples melted on the plane ride back and leaked everywhere. There is also a picture of a researcher using a mouth pipette to transfer a liquid sample of 1918 Flu in USAMRIID Fort Detrick, a horribly dangerous practice nowadays but the norm last time.

    You can see how easy it would have been for Covid-19 to have escaped from a US lab, and that’s exactly what happened.

    The Spanish Flu, the H1N1 North American Swine Flu, Covid-19, these are all American Viruses, Born in the USA. Why the USA is such a breeding ground for all these viruses, I really don’t know, but look at how the Covid-19 situation has gone out of control in the US. Was it always like that in the past?

  43. mijj says:

    propaganda is strong in Unz.

    Covid was a biowar attack on China. It failed. It blew back.

    Perhaps the thinking is that couldnt possibly be true because the USA is such a moral and virtuous state. It would never kill people en-masse purely for economic and political reasons.

    .. but .. maybe they would! .. and maybe they would have prepared to blame the victim via an onslaught of propaganda pieces all over the internet! .. what an outrageous thought .. as if the USA would ever contemplate such a thing.

    I’m sorry i mentioned it.

  44. Mikael_ says:

    So, according to you, humans were the carriers of swine flu to those far-off pig farms?

    OK, got it, you’re a troll.

  45. Binyamin says:

    I agree with the gist of what you have written but some correction is needed. Mercer is not childless. Her adult daughter was sent back to Canada from the States because her immigration papers were not in order- deported because she was an illegal immigrant? Maybe. Mercer is not semi-white – that is an offensive description. She is Hebrew with olive skin and her appearance is Middle Eastern- her non West European appearance is for her a source of anxiety.
    Mercer has a compulsive desire to hate, perhaps a reflection of her insecurity. In Unz and some fake news websites which allows her to post her odious comments, she has repeatedly ranted against blacks, her fellow immigrants, especially Indians, Muslims and Hispanics and she is too dumb to see the irony. Despite being Jewish, one of her favourite American is Richard Spencer, a self confessed neo nazi and again she fails to see the irony.
    Your description of male white supremacists is spot on. I should know, having been to their meetings on several occasion in the capacity of a gatecrasher. I recall a female white nationalist once approached me during one of their meetings and having suspected that I was not one of them, politely asking- ‘what brings you here?’ I was momentarily inclined to reply- ‘because I love staring at cross-eyed, overweight women’ but decided not to because white supremacists have a deserved reputation for extreme violence.
    Mercer’s hatefilled description of Chinese people is so ridiculous and off the mark that a sane person of Chinese extraction is well within their right to punch her in the face- I say this as someone who abhors all violence.

  46. Thank u for your sincere reply. Actually I would never go after any woman or lady by mocking her race or ethnicity or culture. It was more of a tongue-in-cheek sort of effort.

    I do find it strange that a Mediterranean Jew should so strongly spin nonsense against the Chinese who are no better and no worse than any other race or culture, at least in my view.

    Yes I agree that she maybe has anxiety over her not-white-enough appearance and she may be confused in aligning herself so strongly with WN and WS who would in most cases, despise her.

    I believe that there may be some differences between races, but at an individual level, it is the content of their character that matters. Also even if we believe there are differences, we should treat all races equally, just like how a father may have favorites among his children, but still he treats every child of his the same, with same love, kindness and attention.

  47. Actually, COVID Comes Courtesy of the Chinese PEOPLE

    Yeah, but so do Braised Pork Balls, so maybe it’s an even tradeoff.

    The point is, COVID (!) is not as deadly or alarming as Ilana thinks it is. The measures taken against it far outweigh the danger.

  48. @Sean

    The SARs outbreak of 2003 was a bat/ civet chimera virus… etc etc etc

    Thanks for your contribution.

    You are a faithful and accurate advocate for the official MSM narrative on Corona Chan.

    Having a good summary of that official narrative in one place is very helpful for anyone who would like to assess that narrative in the face of the currently considerable body of mostly contrary evidence.

  49. mirrorly says:

    Mmmmmmm, which “Americans” particularly favour Chinese food?

    ‘Nuff said.

  50. Chinaman says:

    9A lot of conviction and finger pointing, scant on evidence. Actually, the author have presented absolutely ZERO evidence to substantiate her allegations except for her prejudices and the egregious claim that the Chinese eat bats. ( They don’t! It is the natives in Palau and Indonesia that eat bats)

    We have a lot of epidemiological evidence to suggest the virus could have emerge from everywhere. Wastewater studies and genetic studies on the strain prove that the virus have been spreading in Europe and Brazil at least from November. The earliest sample of the virus we have is from March 2019. (Could be a false positive) The oldest strain of the virus that is closest to the bat virus is found in Barcelona and America.

    These are facts.

    Pretty sure the author and most of her followers are unpersuaded by logic or interested to engage in rational discussions so let’s just leave it at that.

  51. Actually, Covid-19 is likely to be an American Virus, born in the USA.

    Almost all pandemics, like the 1918 Kansas Flu pandemic, the 2009 H1N1 North American Swine Flu Pandemic, all originated and spread from the USA. Confirmed by the CDC and accepted by all historians and reputable scientific literature.

    Along with the recent discovery of Covid-19 virus(SARS-Cov-2) dating from Sept 2019 in samples taken during an Italian cancer study, this adds to the overwhelming evidence that Covid-19 was already circulating in other parts of the world, especially the USA by the middle of 2019, well before the first cases were reported in China. The virus was also discovered in Barcelona sewage dating from March 2019.

    That’s because the early variants of Covid-19 escaped from USAMRIID, Fort Detrick for one year continuously between May 2018 and July 2019 after a fire burnt down USAMRIID’s steam sterilization plant and the virus escaped for one year through wastewater that was not adequately sterilized using chemicals. USAMRIID was then closed down for 8 months, from August 2019 to March 2020 and only reopened then.

    By then early variants of SARS-CoV-2) were circulating in the US population, mistaken and under the radar as Flu, also not so virulent as they had yet to mutate to the present version.

    The virus then spread to Europe and China in 2019, mutated in more virulent versions and came back to the USA, mainly due to the gross stupidity of Trump who refused to take it seriously.

    The present virus, that has mutated into the D614G version, is 10 times more virulent than the earlier versions of late 2019 and early 2020.

    SARS-CoV-2 was found to be a virus that originated in nature, because its ancestor, RaTG-13 was harvested in a bat cave in Yunnan, China in 2013, and brought back to the USA for research in USAMRIID, Fort Detrick and many other labs like WRAIR.

    RaTG13 was not kept in Wuhan, because at that time, Wuhan did not have the lab or facilities to keep or do research into such viruses. US intelligence services have already confirmed in public that SAR-CoV-2 did not escape from Wuhan.

    Too bad nobody asked them if the virus had escaped from US laboratories. They would have said, yes, absolutely.

    To date there have been hundreds of instances where deadly viruses and bacteria escaped from US labs, as reported by CDC. Luckily, few casualties have resulted.

    Over the years, the reassortments and mutations caused by using RaTG-13 as a research material in US labs turned it into the early version of SARS-CoV-2, the Covid-19 virus. That’s why it looks so strange, yet is still undoubtedly a natural virus.

    We should stop all this jackassery and racism and false accusations to blame China for the virus.

    The virus came from America, period.

    Also it is amazingly dumb to also accuse China for covering up or being slow in dealing with the virus. This type of absurd jackassery can only come from the sexually degenerate, low-class Trump family.

    The moment the central govt in China realized they had a deadly virus, they reacted faster than a gunshot, locking down the whole city and whole province. Never have such severe and strict measures ever been taken in modern history.

    To accuse China of mishandling the virus is absurd and laughable compared to how the degenerate and corrupt Trump regime has mishandled the virus themselves. The USA could not have handled the virus any worse than it has now.

    Even third world banana countries have handled the virus many times better than the USA, which takes the world’s worst prize in the Darwin awards for mishandling the virus.

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